Personal Finance Reporter
MarketWatch seeks an ambitious reporter for its personal finance team who can filter the news of the day through a single question: What does this mean for me and my money?
It's what readers of every news story wonder on some level, and in a financial climate with boundless opportunity for bad decision making, answering it has never been more important. We are experiencing a cultural moment in which long-held attitudes about consumerism, capitalism, and the meaning of professional success are being challenged.
MarketWatch casts a wide net in its personal finance coverage. We strive to keep readers informed about core personal finance topics such as credit-card debt, student loans, taxes, and mortgage rates, but we also want to enlighten our audience about new trends related to how people manage (or don’t manage) their money.
You will write accessible, reader-friendly stories on a daily basis, and also craft longer features, both anticipating and analyzing consumer trends. You will be part of a small team of writers, and report to MarketWatch’s Personal Finance Editor.
The role will be based in New York, though other locations will be considered on merit.
Ability to gracefully juggle multiple stories a day
Collaborate with colleagues and other departments
Write jargon-free, clear financial prose
Aptitude in crafting sharp and memorable headlines
Top-notch news judgment
Fluency in consumer finance and economics
3-5 years of experience writing on consumer-related platforms
Facility with SEO and audience strategies
Adept at finding unique angles off the news
A track record of writing unique, engaging stories
Thrive in a fast-paced newsroom
Work well under pressure and with other members of the team
Be a skilled, insightful and compassionate interviewer
Be meticulous in your copy and ambitious in your reporting
Pitch creative and compelling story ideas
Anticipate questions readers have about money in a sometimes confusing economic environment
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Paid Time Off
Comprehensive Insurance Plans
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Business Area: BG - MARKETWATCH
Job Category: Editorial/Journalism
Pay Range: 50000 - 180000
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Req ID: 38657